Charleston Symphony 2012-13 Season Program Book Vol.1

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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra would like to express gratitude to the Constable Family of Philadelphia. As a gesture of their esteem for the Charleston Symphony, Dr. Winifred and Mr. John Constable generously donated the use of their family’s 1686 Ex-Gillott Ex-Hart Ex-Nachez Stradivarius violin for use by the CSO’s Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director, Yuriy Bekker, in February and November 2012 concerts.

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Table of Contents Volume 1: October – December | 2012

CONCERTS

CONTENTS

18…Masterworks I

2…House Notes

The Planets

24…Chamber Orchestra I

Bach: Father & Son

4…CSO Musicians 8…Board of Directors

28…Chamber Orchestra II

9…Segment Boards &

Administration

The Four Seasons

34…Masterworks II

From the New World

40…Special Event Rejoice! A Spiritual & Gospel Holiday Celebration

44…Pops I

Holiday Pops: Timeless Treasures

50…Special Event

10…Leadership Notes

Holy City Messiah

52…Magnetic South

14…CSO Chorus 15…CSO Gospel Choir

& Spiritual Ensemble

16…CSO League 54…Upcoming Events 59…In-Kind Support 60…Membership Benefits 61…Donor Recognition

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House Notes TICKET INFORMATION

FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL

• Individual Concert Tickets

• Quiet, Please!

Purchase through www.charlestonsymphony. org, call us at (843) 723-7528, ext. 110, or visit us at CSO Administrative Offices, 572 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407. Tickets, if available, are also on sale at the door the night of the performance (ticket prices subject to change). Convenience fees may apply.

Please be sure to turn off all cell phones, paging devices, and watch alarms.

• Student Discount

• From the stage

All full-time students (up to age 22) with a valid ID may purchase tickets in person, either at CSO Administrative Offices or at the door, for $20 (some concerts excluded; subject to availability).

Free to all ticket holders, pre-concert talks are held from the stage from 6:30-7:00 p.m. prior to all Masterworks Series concerts at the Sottile Theatre.

PLEASE HELP US RECYCLE Please keep your program guide if you wish. We also encourage you to place your program guide in the recycle boxes as you leave this performance for use at future performances.

SUBSCRIBERS - DON’T LET YOUR GOOD SEATS GO TO WASTE! If you are unable to attend a concert, call the CSO at least 48 hours prior to the performance to exchange tickets for a future CSO concert (subject to availability) or donate your unused tickets to the CSO for a tax-deductible contribution. As an alternative, you may pass along your unused tickets to friends or family. All tickets are non-refundable and single ticket exchanges are not offered. Call (843) 723-7528, ext. 110 or visit CSO Offices for details.

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• Electronic Devices Cameras, camera phones, audio recorders, and video recorders are not permitted, as they may interfere with the musicians’ performance.

• Children We love kids, but we discourage the attendance of children under the age of six to an evening performance because they tend to be too long. Parents will be asked to remove disruptive children from the concert hall.

• Late Seating In consideration of both artists and audiences, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of staff. Please make every effort to arrive on time. We provide two opportunities for late seating. For a classical performance - one after the completion of the first work on the program and another at the end of the first movement of the work immediately following intermission. For Pops/Special Event performances - one after the completion of the second work on the program and another after the completion of the first work immediately following intermission. Doors open one hour prior to performances at Sottile Theatre and thirty minutes prior to performances at Dock Street Theatre.

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Welcome to this performance of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Here are some tips and suggestions to enhance the concert experience for everyone. Enjoy!

FOR YOUR COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

IMPORTANT info

• Parking

CSO Patron Services: (843) 723-7528, ext. 110

Sottile Theatre: Three paid parking garages are located near the theatre. These garages are: George Street Garage on St. Philip Street between George and Liberty Streets, Wentworth Garage at the intersection of Wentworth and St. Philip Streets, and St. Philip garage on St. Philip Street between Calhoun and Vanderhorst Streets. Dock St. Theatre: Paid parking is available at the nearest garage on the corner of Church and Cumberland Streets. Discounted rates are available at the City garage on Queen St. (near King St.) if patrons give their ticket to the attendant upon exit. Additional street parking is available. Additional venue parking information is available on our website at www.charlestonsymphony.org.

• Accessibility To purchase handicap accessible tickets, please call CSO Patron Services at (843) 723-7528, ext 110. Sottile Theatre: House left, back of orchestra level is reserved for those with wheelchairs (and 1 companion). This section is not for those with canes. People who have trouble walking (i.e., they use a cane, walker, etc), should access the theatre via the front door and take the elevator to the first floor. ADA restrooms are located on the first floor behind the concessions area. Dock St. Theatre: Wheelchair seating is available on the Main Floor Row P, along with companion seating. Space is tight in the boxes. ADA restrooms are located on the first floor.

Our Address: 572 Savannah Highway Suite 100 Charleston, SC 29407 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Our website: www.charlestonsymphony.org Charleston Symphony E-News Receive the latest news, information and special pricing opportunities by signing up for the CSO’s e-news at www.charlestonsymphony. org. Also stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ charlestonsymphony, follow us on Twitter: @ChsSymphonyOrch, or pin with us on Pinterest: www.pinterest. com/chassymphony.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Restrooms are conveniently located on each level.

In the event of an emergency, please use the exit nearest your seat. This is your shortest route out of the hall. A staff member is in the lobby at all performances.

• Food and Beverage

PROGRAM BOOK ADVERTISING

Sottile Theatre: Concessions are available for purchase at Sottile Theatre. Food and beverages are not permitted in the hall. Dock Street Theatre: Concessions are available during concerts with intermission only. Recommendations on dining and accommodations are available on our website. Food and beverages are not permitted in the concert halls.

Our program book is published several times per year and is viewed by over 20,000 people per year. Show your support for the CSO while raising the visibility of your business or organization. For program book advertising rates and information, call the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at (843) 723-7528.

• Restrooms

Concerts, performers, dates, times, and locations are subject to change with or without notification.

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Musicians Violin

Viola

Cello

Yuriy Bekker *

Jan-Marie Christy Joyce *

Norbert Lewandowski *

Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director

Principal

Principal Chair permanently endowed by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League

Vacant * Assistant Concertmaster

Vacant * Principal Second

Alexander Agrest * Assistant Principal

Jill King Damian Kremer * Assistant Principal

Asako Kremer *

Chair Sponsor: Mrs. Barbara Chapman

Assistant Principal Second

Frances Hsieh Nonoko Okada Lauren Cless Brent Price

Timothy O’Malley

* Designates core musicians

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Musicians Bass

Oboe

Flute

Thomas Bresnick *

Mark Gainer *

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh *

Principal

Principal

Principal

Kari Kistler *

Regina Helcher Yost *

Second Oboe & English Horn

Second Flute & Piccolo

Chair Sponsor: Dr. Jim and Claire Allen

Chair Sponsor: Paul and Becky Hilstad

Tacy Edwards

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Musicians Clarinet

Charles Messersmith *

Bassoon

Trumpet

Katherine St.John *

Michael Smith *

Principal

Principal

Vacant * Second Trumpet

continued from previous pages Gretchen Roper *

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Musicians Horn

Trombone

Timpani

Brandon Nichols *

William Zehfuss *

Beth Albert *

Principal

Principal

Principal

Chair Sponsor: Bob and Marcia Hider

Chair Sponsor: Cal and Joyce East

Chair Sponsor: Dr. S. Dwane Thomas

Percussion

Anne Holmi * Debra Sherrill

Thomas Joyce * Bass Trombone Chair Sponsor: Robert and Benita Schlau

Ryan Leveille * Principal

Harp * Designates core musicians Kathleen Wilson

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2012-13 Board of Directors Executive Committee: • President: John H. Warren, III Partner, Warren & Sinkler Attorneys at Law

• VP Marketing: Charlie Cumbaa | President, Enterprise Customer Business Unit at Blackbaud

• First VP & VP Finance: Robert Schlau Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch

• VP Artistic: Robert Blocker | The Henry and Lucy Moses Dean of Music, Yale University

• VP Development: L. John Clark Chairman, The Steamboat Capital Group, LLC

• Secretary: Ellen Claussen Davis President, E.C. Davis & Associates

• VP Nominating & Governance: John Maybank Senior Vice President of Wealth Management Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

• Charleston Symphony Orchestra League President: Sue Ingram

• VP Education: Dr. James Braunreuther, | Fine Arts Coordinator, Charleston County School District

• Immediate Past President: Ted Legasey Former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of SRA International, Inc.

Directors: • Jessica Buchanan | Owner, Tease Dry Bar, LLC • Chris Burgess | Assistant Professor of Arts Management, College of Charleston • John Cahill | Executive Chairman of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. • Dr. William (Bill) Cook • Julie Fenimore | Educator, CSO Advocate • Cynthia Hartley | Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Sunoco • Clyde Hiers | Certified Public Accountant • Nat Malcolm | Co-Owner, Indigo Books • J. Hugh McDaniel | Project Manager, Project Services Group, Benefitfocus • Dr. Francis G. Middleton • Phyllis Miller | Retired Antique Dealer, Volunteer • Robert Pearce | Attorney, Smith Moore Leatherwood

• Lee Pringle | Financial Services Professional; founder of the CSO Gospel Choir and the CSO Spiritual Ensemble • Dr. James M. Ravenel | Physician, Former Chairman of the Board, Roper St. Francis • Mayo Read | Former owner of Palmetto Travel Service • Bratton Riley | Director of Program Development at Maybank Industries, LLC • Burton R. Schools | Former Executive Vice President of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. and President of Greenbax Enterprises • Mary Ann Solberg | Former Deputy Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy • Mr. Roger Steel | Former CEO, SNS Properties, Inc. • Linda Weber | Corporate Community Relations Manager, First Federal • Dwight Williams | President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus • Bright Williamson | Principal, Associated Spine Technologies

Ex-Officio Members: • • • • • •

Quentin Baxter | Musician/Adjunct Professor of Jazz Percussion, College of Charleston Marty Besancon | Director of the City of North Charleston’s Cultural Arts Department Dr. Joseph M. Jenrette, III | Doctor (Radiology) at MUSC Valerie Morris | Dean, School of the Arts, College of Charleston Ellen Dressler Moryl | Director, City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs Caroline Thibault | Immediate Past President of Charleston Symphony Orchestra League

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Segment Boards

AS OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

The CSO’s Segment Boards are an organizational initiative designed to enhance support of CSO programs and development through targeted approaches to CSO programmatic efforts. These collaborative advisory groups are comprised of CSO Board members, CSO League members, Musicians, Staff, and members from the community.

Masterworks Segment Board:

Pops Segment Board:

Chamber Segment Board:

Education Segment Board:

Robert Schlau*

Bratton Riley*

Bright Williamson*

Mr. Roger Steel*

Dwight Williams* Robert Blocker

Quentin Baxter Jessica Buchanan

Cynthia Hartley Nat Malcolm

Dr. James Braunreuther Chris Burgess

John Cahill

J. Hugh McDaniel

Dr. Francis G. Middleton

Dr. William (Bill) Cook

Musician Jessica Hull-Dambaugh

Phyllis Miller Lee Pringle Dr. James M. Ravenel

Julie Fenimore Valerie Morris Robert Pearce Mary Ann Solberg John H. Warren, III Linda Weber

Charlie Cumbaa Ellen Claussen Davis Christian Depret-Bixio Clyde Hiers Ted Legasey John Maybank Mayo Read Burton R. Schools

CSOL® Bonnie Merkel Kathy Pease

Musician Yuriy Bekker

Musician Tom Joyce CSOL® Jean Carlton Judy Chitwood Marlies Tindall

CSOL® Becky Hilstad Sue Ingram

CSOL® Caroline Thibault

* Chair / Co-Chair

Administration Daniel Beckley Executive Director

Megan Alder Individual Giving Coordinator

Sarah-Kate Magee Executive & Marketing Assistant

Cynthia Branch Director of Patron Services & Education

Nancy Goral Patron Services Assistant

Lisa McDonald Finance Manager

Valerie Nelson Director of Operations

Thomas Joyce Personnel & Sales Manager

Stephanie Silvestri Education Coordinator

Nicole Ward Director of Marketing

Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Music Librarian Judge Kelly Production Manager

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Notes from the CSO’s Leadership Dear Friends, On behalf of the entire Charleston Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to another exceptional season. We cannot thank you enough for your commitment to supporting the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. As a result of your support, we have been able to better serve the community, engage young people, and provide significant musical experiences. Following up the great successes of last season will be no easy task. We are excited about the continued artistic excellence of Charleston’s only resident, professional, and community-supported symphony orchestra. We were also happy to announce a few months ago that we finished the fiscal year with a budget surplus for the second year in a row, and due to several very generous supporters, including one anonymous gift of $100,000, we began this fiscal year in good shape. In addition, we have launched an international search for a new CSO Music Director. On the Search Committee, we have an enthusiastic group made up of CSO musicians, Board members, and community leaders, with the musicians constituting a majority. The Board is dedicated to meeting the CSO’s challenges and providing meaningful financial support to its musicians. As you enjoy the moving sounds of the CSO, please keep in mind that we rely largely on philanthropic giving from the community, as ticket sales cover only one-third of our operating budget each year. It is the support of individuals, community partners, and business sponsors that make a vibrant, sustainable future possible. Sincerely,

John H. Warren, III President, Board of Directors

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Dear Friends, Thank you for joining us for this performance of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. We invite you to get inspired with great music during this extraordinary 2012-13 Season. In addition to expressing profound appreciation to our continued supporters, I would like to also extend a warm welcome to all of the newcomers that have joined us. This season provides a world of promising endeavors – both artistic and organizational. We have an amazing array of world-class visiting conductors and guest artists once again joining forces with our own accomplished CSO resident musicians to perform musical masterpieces. In addition, while the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium is undergoing renovations, we are performing in a new venue for our Masterworks and Pops Series concerts, offering several flexible evening performances of each concert at the Sottile Theatre. As excited as we are about the future Gaillard, we hope that you thoroughly enjoy the splendor of the Sottile in the meantime. We hope to see you not only at the main performances, but also at the many family concerts, community events, and education programs which we will present throughout the season all over the Lowcountry. It is with great pleasure that we may bring you along on our musical journey. It is because of people like you that allow us to serve this great community. Sincerely,

Daniel E. Beckley Executive Director, Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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Yuriy Bekker CSO Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director

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uriy Bekker, a native of Minsk, Belarus, is now a U.S. citizen. As CSO Concertmaster since 2007, he was also recently named Acting Artistic Director. Mr. Bekker has also held positions as Concertmaster of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria. Mr. Bekker has also played with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the Louisville Orchestra. He has collaborated with Herbert Greenberg, Claudio Bohorquez, Alexander Kerr, Andrew Armstrong, Sara Chang, and Gil Shaham. Mr. Bekker has performed at the Kennedy Center and Chicago Chamber Music Society. Recent solo appearances occurred in New York City, Chicago, Miami, Asheville, NC, Flagstaff and Scottsdale, AZ, Orlando, and Graz, Austria as well as numerous engagements as a soloist with the Charleston Symphony. He has played worldwide including the European Music Festival Stuttgart, Pacific Music Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Bekker is on the faculties of the College of Charleston School of the Arts and the Charleston Academy of Music. In addition, he has been Artistic Advisor to the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Recently, he was given an award from the mayor and the City of Charleston for his cultural contributions. He earned a Graduate Performance Diploma from the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Herbert Greenberg. His bachelor’s and master’s degrees were acquired from Indiana University’s School of Music. There he studied violin with Nelli Shkolnikova and Ilya Kaler.

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Dear Music Lovers, Welcome to the Charleston Symphony’s 2012-13 Season. This season is going to be very exciting because it is diverse enough to satisfy any musical palate. Once again, we have a stellar line up of guest conductors and guest artists. Our Masterworks opening night will feature David Amado conducting the legendary Planets by Gustav Holst. This program will also feature the Charleston Symphony Chorus in a performance of Brahms’ beautiful work for chorus and orchestra - Schicksalslied - also known as the “Song of Destiny.” I am thrilled that, due to popular demand, we were able to expand our Chamber Orchestra Series this year to five concerts. For our opening night of that series, we will highlight several of our own talented and accomplished musicians as soloists at the Dock Street Theatre. This concert will feature music of J. S. Bach and his son, C. P. E. Bach. I am really looking forward to our November performances. We will have a rare opportunity to perform different composers’ versions of the Four Seasons. Antonio Vivaldi inspired so many composers with his work. On November 9th and 10th, my teacher, Herbert Greenberg, will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and on the same program I will perform Astor Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. This will be a very special moment for me because I will get a chance to perform and share the stage with a great master who taught me. A week later, for our Masterworks concert, world renowned violinist Robert McDuffie will give the South Carolina premiere of the American Four Seasons by Phillip Glass. Glass does not label the movements with the names of seasons because he wants the audience to use their imagination to decide that. I hope that you will join us to experience all three versions. It is very interesting for me to see how these three composers of different nationalities and varied backgrounds portray the times of the year in their own unique ways. Wrapping up the first half of our season will be the first concert of the season for the Magnetic South Series, which is a contemporary music series produced in collaboration with the College of Charleston. Finally, our holidaythemed concerts in December will put you in the most festive and joyful mood for the season. Your continued support and attendance means so much. I hope that you will enjoy our performances as much as we enjoy performing for you!

Sincerely,

Yuriy Bekker Concertmaster & Acting Artistic Director Charleston Symphony Orchestra

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Affiliates Chorus

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he Charleston Symphony Chorus is a dedicated group of auditioned, volunteer singers drawn from the greater Charleston area. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to promote enjoyment and appreciation of fine choral music in the South Carolina Lowcountry through performance of a diverse choral repertoire, presented in concerts of the highest standard of musical excellence, and programs that seek to nurture and educate future singers and audiences alike. As an affiliate of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus has provided the choral component for Masterworks concerts for over 30 years. The Chorus was founded in 1978 by Miss Emily Remington - originally as the Charleston Singers Guild. In 1998, Dr. Robert Taylor joined as Music Director. He also serves as Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, and Founder and Artistic Director of the Taylor Music Group and Taylor Festival Choir, inspired by Bob Taylor, the conductor’s late father - a distinguished choral pedagogue.

Dr. Robert Taylor, Director of the Charleston Symphony Chorus Dr. Robert Taylor is Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, Founding Artistic Director and President of the Taylor Festival Choir and Taylor Music Group, Director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and Chorus Master/Conductor with Opera Charleston. Called a “rising star in the national choral scene,” Taylor’s choirs have been described as sounding “more musical than would seem possible,” and have received numerous plaudits from critics and choral specialists for their technical proficiency, musicality and beautiful sound production. Dr. Taylor’s ensembles have performed throughout the United States and Europe, and have performed by invitation multiple times at the prestigious American Choral Directors Association and National Collegiate Choral Organization National Conventions. Dr. Taylor’s groups also appear annually in the prestigious Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. Recently, Taylor was awarded a Piccolo Spoleto Lifetime Achievement Award by the city of Charleston. Dr. Taylor has conducted over 30 major choral/orchestral works to critical acclaim. His semi-professional ensemble, the Taylor Festival Choir, has been hailed by critics and choral specialists alike as being one of the nation’s finest. He also directs the choral strand of the College of Charleston’s Master of Arts in Teaching in the Performing Arts degree, and serves as editor of the Robert Taylor Choral Series with Colla Voce Publications.

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For the past twelve years the mission of the CSO Gospel Choir and the CSO Spiritual Ensemble has been to support the CSO’s outreach efforts and preserve and honor two forms of music woven into the fiber of American life. From the blues, which gave us the African-American Gospel, to R&B, Rock & Roll and Pop music, the roots of each form is directly connected to the African-American Spiritual. In a small yet profound way, both the Gospel Choir and the Ensemble are an extension of the many-noted African-American artists who brought their Black Church experience to wider audiences. Under the leadership of two talented choral clinicians this season, we embark upon a new and exciting journey with the artistic direction of Dr. Isaiah R. McGee and David A. Richardson. Together we are proud to lead two affiliates closely aligned with the Charleston Symphony. On behalf of the 80-voice CSO Gospel Choir and 35-member CSO Spiritual Ensemble, we look forward to creating this new musical chapter together and look forward to seeing you in the audience!

Lee Pringle Founder and President, CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble

CSO Gospel Choir

CSO Spiritual Ensemble

Dr Isaiah R. McGee, Artistic Director

David A. Richardson, Music Director

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ounded in 1999, the 80+ member Charleston Symphony Orchestra (CSO) Gospel Choir is one of Charleston’s most sought-after culturally diverse groups, performing gospel, spirituals and sacred music for local concert events as well as international and regional performances throughout the year.

For more information, visit: www.CSOgospel.com

ow it its fourth season, the 35-member CSO Spiritual Ensemble takes you on a musical journey to honor the spiritual– the historical musical form born of the suffering and endurance of African slaves after arriving to the southern shores of this country in powerful performances celebrating the unique, indigenous harmonies that helped form AfricanAmerican cultural traditions.

Upcoming Performances

For more information, visit: www.CSOspiritual.com

Rejoice! A Spiritual & Gospel Holiday Celebration – 12th Annual Christmas Concert with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSO Spiritual Ensemble Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, 2012, 7:30pm, Sottile Theatre

Upcoming Performances

This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let it Shine Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7pm Royal Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston Free–entry ticket required–donations accepted Annual Palm Sunday Performance The Wind and the Mockingbird: The Story of How the Written Word Changed Society Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013, 5pm, Location TBA

Freedom Rides On: A Tribute to the Freedom Riders Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Monday, January 21, 2013, 5pm Morris Street Baptist Church, Charleston Free and open to the public African-American History Month Performance Circa 1871: An Ode to the Fisk Jubilee Singers Sunday, February 3, 2013, 5pm Sottile Theatre Free and open to the public

Fifth Annual Charleston International Festival of Choirs Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Guest Conductor April 11–14, 2013 Second Presbyterian Church, Charleston Free–donations accepted

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra League Dear Friends, The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League invites you to join with us in our support of the CSO. We are a group of dynamic and dedicated volunteers who work together to fulfill our mission to support the CSO both financially and through audience development. We support music education in the Lowcountry through scholarships and summer study awards for talented young music students and advanced study scholarships for CSO musicians. We have been doing this for more than 40 years, creating memorable events filled with fun, friendship, and music. Our Designer Showhouse and Symphony Island House Tours have been enjoyed by the community for many years. The Benefit Ball will be a glorious evening of CSO ensembles, intriguing auction items, dining, and dancing. We sponsor small Revels parties which enable our members to know each other better and enjoy themselves. Some that will occur this year include an Opera Lunch, Halloween Party, Murder Mystery Party, Cocktails with CSO Musicians—plus many more. Our Arts Advocacy Committee is dedicated to work with arts advocacy in the local and statewide arena along with the South Carolina Arts Commission. We are members of the Southeastern Orchestra Volunteers Association, SOVA, and through that group we work hand in hand with other orchestra volunteers in the Southeast to keep our orchestras in the forefront of public awareness and further the cause of music education for all students. If you share our appreciation for the CSO and it musicians, become a member. Visit our websites for further information and membership application forms. We welcome you to the CSOL®. Sue Ingram President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.

CSOL ® Calendar 2012-2013 September 21.............Fall Membership Tea, 2:00-4:00pm October 11.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am November 3.............Symphony Island House Tour, 10:00am-4:00pm November 3.............CSO Concert on the Green, 5:00pm November 15.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am December 7.............Holiday Tea, 2:00-4:00pm January 10.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am January 13.............Designer Show House Bareboards Party, 4:00-6:00pm February 2.............Benefit Ball, 6:00pm February 14.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am March 14.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am March 20............. Designer Show House Preview Party, 6:00-9:00pm March 21.............Designer Showhouse Opens, 10:00am April 11.............Coffee with the Maestro, 10:00am May 10.............Spring Luncheon, 11:30am For more information, visit www.CSOLinc.org or call (843) 723-0020.

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Announcing a Premier Golf Event to Benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra

October 7, 2013 The River Course at Kiawah Island Named 3rd Best Course in South Carolina by Golf Digest For sponsor or player information visit

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Masterworks i Friday, October 12, 2012 & Saturday, October 13, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

David Amado, conductor • CSO Chorus Dr. Robert Taylor, director

The Planets

Guiseppe Verdi Overture to La forza del destino (1813-1901) Johannes Brahms Schicksalslied, Op. 54 (“Song of Destiny”) (1833-1897) —————————————-

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Gustav Holst The Planets, Op. 32 (1874-1934) Women of the CSO Chorus

Mars, the Bringer of War

Venus, the Bringer of Peace

Mercury, the Winged Messenger Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age Uranus, the Magician Neptune, the Mystic

From The Stage Free to all ticket holders, pre-concert talks are held from the stage from 6:30-7:00 p.m. prior to all Masterworks Series concerts at the Sottile Theatre.

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Tonight’s floral arrangement provided courtesy of: Belva’s Flower Shop of Mt. Pleasant

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David Amado, conductor

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hiladelphia native David Amado has been praised by the media, audiences, and fellow musicians for his deep insight, visceral energy, and imaginative programming. These qualities have allowed him to reinvigorate the Delaware Symphony, turning it into a premier regional orchestra as demonstrated by the January 2010 release of a CD with the DSO, Maestro Amado and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, a project which was nominated for a 2010 Latin GRAMMY® Award. Descended from a long line of fine musicians, David Amado continues his family’s tradition. He showed a predilection for music at a very early age, but it was not until high school that he became dedicated to a musical career, while training in the Pre-College Division of Juilliard. David continued his college years at Juilliard, studying piano while simultaneously exploring other facets of music, including the world of the orchestra. He received his Master’s in Instrumental Conducting at Indiana University. After graduating he returned to study again at Juilliard, but as a conductor, with Otto-Werner Mueller. David’s first job was an apprenticeship with the Oregon Symphony, followed by a six-year tenure with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. In November 2008, Maestro Amado conducted the Virginia Symphony. Other recent highlights of his career include engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the New World Symphony and the Detroit Symphony. Maestro Amado lives in Wilmington with his wife, violinist Meredith Amado, and their three children, and is a prominent leader of the Delaware arts community.

See page 14 for more information about tonight’s featured performer, the CSO Chorus, and its Director, Dr. Robert Taylor.

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Orchestra Roster masterworks I

October 12 & 13, 2012 Holst’s The Planets

Violin 1

Bass

Trumpet

Yuriy Bekker Alex Dzyubinsky Mayumi Nakamura-Smith Brent Price Kathleen Beard Liviu Onofrei Jeanne Johnson Alex Shlifer Tiffany Rice Stephanie Silvestri

Thomas Bresnick Peter Berquist Joseph Farley Jan Mixter Jonathan Rouse

Michael Smith Susan Messersmith TBA

Flute

William Zehfuss Kate Jenkins

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh Regina Helcher Yost Tacy Edwards

Bass Trombone

Violin 2 Asako Kremer Frances Hsieh Tomas Jakubek David Edwards Mary Taylor Jenny Weiss Rex Conner Rachel Kistler

Viola Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith Ben Weiss Robert Rieve TBA

Cello Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer Barney Culver Greg Homza Patrick Owen Terry Muir

Oboe Kari Kistler Cathy Weinfield Jessica Miller

Trombone

Thomas Joyce

Tenor Tuba Adam Frey

Tuba

Clarinet

Chris Bluemel

Charles Messersmith Gretchen Roper TBA, bass

Harp

Bassoon Katherine St.John Sandra Nikolajevs Ashley Geer, contrabassoon

Horn Brandon Nichols Anne Holmi Debra Sherrill Russell Williamson Colleen Shaffer

Kathleen Wilson Jacqueline Marshall

Keyboard Ghadi Shayban

Timpani Beth Albert Scott Christian

Percussion Ryan Leveille Andy Harnsberger TBA

Roster subject to change.

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Program Notes masterworks I

October 12 & 13, 2012

By William D. Gudger, College of Charleston, emeritus

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) Overture to the opera La forza del destino Duration: 8 minutes

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fter composing many operas in the 1840s and reaching a pinnacle of success with Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, and La Traviata in the 1850s, Verdi “retired” to his farm and only accepted a few commissions. For St. Petersburg’s Imperial Theater he composed La forza del destino, or “The Force of Destiny” (a better translation of the title might be “The Power of Fate”), which premiered there in 1862 with only a short orchestral prelude. When he revised the work for an 1869 production at Milan’s La Scala opera house, he expanded the overture to its definitive form as heard tonight. It begins with a threenote “fate” motive and a driving string theme, both of which lend unity to the structure, otherwise highlighting some of the best melodies of the opera. Leonora’s lover Alvaro accidentally kills her father. The opera concerns her brother Carlo’s eventual avenging of the father’s death. Leonora has sought refuge in a monastery but has found no peace. Though Alvaro has wounded Carlo, Carlo is still able to stab Leonora. Like many lovers in 19th-century opera, Leonora and Alvaro will be united only in heaven. The overture takes up music from two duets and Leonora’s celebrated aria “Madre, pietosa Vergine,” in which she begs to be allowed to live near the monastery as a hermit.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”), Opus 54 Duration: 18 minutes

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rahms settled in Vienna permanently in 1868, his finances secured by a position as a choral director. Besides his study of the choral masterworks of the past (especially Handel and Bach), Brahms thus had first-hand experience with choirs when he came to write his great choral works. The German Requiem was completed around this time, and the Alto Rhapsody and “Song of Destiny” soon followed. A friend had suggested “Hyperion’s Song of Fate” by the early Romantic poet Friedrich Höderlin (1770-1842), whose poetry is often considered the perfect union of Greek beauty with Romantic yearning. (“Schicksal” is variously translated “destiny” or “fate.”) Brahms was immediately inspired by the text, but was unable to complete the composition. The tranquility of the gods which begins the poem gives way to the tormented lives of humanity. Brahms did not want to end on such a negative note and finally the conductor Herman Levi suggested that - rather than to repeat the opening of the poem (thereby destroying its form) - the piece should conclude with an orchestral recall of the opening theme. Brahms saw the wisdom in this suggestion and completed the “Song of Destiny” in May 1871. It was shortly thereafter published as his Opus 54. See page 22 for the text and translation for Schicksalslied.

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Schicksalslied (“Song of Destiny”), Op. 54

German text

English translation by Florence T. Jameson

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Ihr wandelt droben im Licht, Auf weichem Boden, selige Genien! Glänzende Götterlüfte Rühren euch leicht, Wie die Finger der Künstlerin Heilige Saiten.

Ye move up yonder in light, On airy ground, o blessed spirits! Radiant winds ethereal O’er you play light, As the fingers inspired that wake Heavenly lyre-chords.

Schicksallos, wie der schlafende Säugling, atmen die Himmlischen; Keusch bewahrt In bescheidener Knospe Blühet ewig Ihnen der Geist, Und die seligen Augen Blicken in stiller, Ewiger Klarheit.

Free from Fate, like the slumbering Suckling, breathe the immortals. Pure, unsullied, In bud that enfolds It blooms for aye, The flower of their spirit. And the eyes of the blessed Gaze in tranquil Brightness eternal.

Doch uns ist gegeben Auf keiner Stätte zu ruhn; Es schwinden, es fallen Die leidenden Menschen Blindlings von einer Stunde zur andern, Wie Wasser von Klippe zu Klippe geworfen, Jahrlang ins Ungewisse hinab.

But to us is it given In no abiding place to dwell; We vanish, we stumble, We suffering, sorrowing mortals Blindly from one Brief hour to another, Like water from boulder To boulder flung downward, Year by year to the dark Unknown below.

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Program Notes masterworks I

October 12 & 13, 2012

By William D. Gudger, College of Charleston, emeritus

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) The Planets, Opus 32 Duration: 51 minutes

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his is the composer’s most popular large-scale work and, odd as it may seem, its inspiration was Arnold Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, though when you hear the music you will hear little that reminds you of Schoenberg’s atonal language. Because of the rather unrelenting rhythms in the first movement, The Planets has also been called “the English Rite of Spring.” It will probably also amaze many who like this music that the moods created are not actually representative of the planets, nor of the mythological figures for who the planets are named, but come from astrology and show the characteristics of humans governed by these planets. For this reason there is no movement “Earth,” nor for that matter any “Pluto,” which was not discovered until the 1930s (and was recently demoted anyway). Composition of this music occupied Holst for a number of years. He usually created a two-piano version of each movement in order to try it out, often conducting his talented music students at the St. Paul’s School for Girls in London, as they read the score at the piano. In 1914 he wrote Jupiter, Venus, and Mars; in 1915 Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune; and Mercury was finally composed in 1916. Holst then began on the lengthy process of orchestration, which occupied most of 1917. There was a private reading of the score in Queen’s Hall in 1918 but the real premiere didn’t come until 1923, the World War having been the main reason for the delay. Of The Planets Holst said “that work, whether it’s good or bad, grew in my mind slowly ... [it’s] a series of mood pictures ... foils to one another ... very little contrast in any of them.” The pulsating rhythms in Mars are immediately contrasted with the calm of Venus. Mercury is a quick scherzo, and Anglophiles will recognize the main theme of Jupiter as the patriotic hymn “I vow to thee, my country” (words that were later fitted to the Elgar-esque melody). The conclusion of the whole suite is distinctive with the offstage women’s chorus dying away at the end of Neptune.

DID YOU KNOW? Gustav Holst called his Planets “a series of mood pictures.” Source: gustavholst.info

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i Tuesday, October 30, 2012 7:30pm Dock Street Theatre

Yuriy Bekker, violin • Kari Kistler, oboe Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, flute • Michael Smith, trumpet

Bach: Father & Son Johann Heinrich Schmelzer Balletto for Strings and Continuo in G (1620-1688) (“Die Fechtschule”) Aria I Aria II Sarabande Courente Fechtschule Bader Aria Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 (1685-1750) Michael Smith, trumpet | Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, flute Kari Kistler, oboe | Yuriy Bekker, violin Allegro Andante Allegro assai Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 (1685-1750) Allegro moderato Adagio Allegro Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Flute Concerto in D minor, H. 425 (1714-1788) Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, flute Allegro moderato Adagio Allegro

Series Supporting Sponsor: The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

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Jessica Hull-Dambaugh, featured performer

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essica Hull-Dambaugh is currently the Principal Flutist of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2004. She has most recently appeared as a featured soloist in the Bar Harbor Music Festival, the annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Charleston Bach Festival, the College of Charleston Monday Night Concert Series, and the National Flute Association Convention. Jessica has previously played with the Central City Opera Orchestra in Colorado, held the position of Principal Flute with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and has performed frequently with the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra in Washington, DC. She currently maintains a private teaching studio, performs frequently as a member of the Charleston Chamber Players, and is an active member of the South Carolina Flute Society Board. Jessica has toured extensively throughout China, Europe, the Netherlands, South America, and Latin America, and has attended the acclaimed Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy in Germany, the Music Academy of the West, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas Orchestral Training Institute. Jessica received her B.M. from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where she was a student of Ken Andrews. She earned her M.M. from Carnegie Mellon University where she was a student of Jeanne Baxtresser, Retired Principal Flutist of the New York Philharmonic. Other former teachers include Alberto Almarza, Jennifer Conner, and Robert Bush. Jessica currently lives in West Ashley with her husband, Sean, their son, Kyle, and lab/ boxer mix, Zoe. For more information, visit www.JessicaHullDambaugh.com.

Kari Kistler, featured performer

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r. Kari Kistler joined the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as Second Oboe & English Horn in January 2012. Prior to her appointment, she was a Fellow with the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida. During her tenure there, Dr. Kistler worked with New World Symphony founder and artistic director Michael Tilson Thomas as well as many other accomplished conductors and soloists. Some recent highlights of her career include performing the English horn solos from Dvoˇr a ´ k’s Symphony No. 9 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto (featuring Jean-Yves Thibaudet), as well as playing Principal Oboe in Ariadne auf Naxos under the baton of Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 2010. In addition to attending the prestigious Tanglewood Music Festival, Dr. Kistler also studied at the Music Academy of the West, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Brevard Music Festival. Dr. Kistler received her Bachelors continued >>

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of Music and Doctor of Music degrees from Florida State University, her Masters of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and her Performance Diploma from Boston University. Dr. Kistler has given master classes at Florida State University as well as the University of Georgia, and taught oboe at the New England Music Camp during the summer of 2012. When not playing the oboe, she can be spotted on her red Novarra bicycle riding all around town, and bringing her love and knowledge of organic farming, recycling, and composting to the community.

Michael Smith, featured performer

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ichael Smith has been Acting Principal Trumpet of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra since the 2009-10 season. He began his tenure with the CSO in 2006 as Second Trumpet. In addition to the CSO, Michael has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Orchestra Sinfonica de Guanajuato, and the Hilton Head Symphony. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 2000 where he was a student of Robert Sullivan. Upon graduation, he received the Award for Excellence in Brass Performance. In addition to his orchestral work, Michael is active as chamber musician, soloist, and music educator. During the 2010-11 season, he was invited to be a guest soloist and clinician with the South Carolina Trumpet Guild Trumpet Festival at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He has also been a featured soloist on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Spotlight Series at Mepkin Abbey. Michael is on the adjunct trumpet faculty at the College of Charleston, and enjoys privately teaching the talented young trumpeters of Charleston. Michael spends his free time with his wife and 2 children. See page 12 for more information about tonight’s additional featured performer, Yuriy Bekker.

DID YOU KNOW? The Bach family contributed generations of musicians and composers, but the most notable were father and son Johann Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

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Orchestra Roster chamber orchestra I

October 30, 2012 Bach: Father & Son

Violin 1

Cello

Trumpet

Yuriy Bekker Alex Dzyubinsky Micah Gangwer Mayumi Nakamura-Smith

Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer Timothy O’Malley

Michael Smith

Bass

Julia Harlow

Thomas Bresnick

Percussion

Flute

Ryan Leveille

Violin 2 Asako Kremer Frances Hsieh Tomas Jakubek

Viola Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith

Harpsichord

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh

Oboe Kari Kistler

Roster subject to change.

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ii Friday, November 9, 2012 & Saturday, November 10, 2012 7:30pm Dock Street Theatre

Herbert Greenberg, violin • Yuriy Bekker, violin

The Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi Le Quattro Stagioni, op.8 (The Four Seasons) (1678-1741) Herbert Greenberg, violin Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring) Allegro Largo Allegro Pastorale Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer) Allegro non molto Adagio e piano – Presto e forte Presto Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn) Allegro Adagio molto Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter) Allegro non molto Largo Allegro Ástor Piazzolla Las Cuarto Estaciones Porteñas (1921-1992) (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) arr. Leonid Desyatnikov Yuriy Bekker, violin Verano Porteño Otoño Porteño Invierno Porteña Primavera Porteño Concert generously sponsored by Marlies Tindall

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Herbert Greenberg, violin guest artist

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erbert Greenberg was born in Philadelphia where his teachers included Jascha Brodsky and Ivan Galamian. Further studies at Indiana University with Josef Gingold led to a Performer’s Certificate. Mr. Greenberg has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony and, from 1981 to 2001, served as concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Greenberg has collaborated as a soloist with many of the world’s leading conductors including William Steinberg, Andre Previn, Leonard Slatkin, Yoel Levi, Sergiu Comissiona, Joe Silverstein, Gunther Herbig, Hans Vonk, Pinchas Zukerman and David Zinman. He has performed as soloist in Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. Many of his performances have been broadcast on NPR, and he was featured in Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben on national television for the opening concert at Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Greenberg has concertized throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Greenberg was the first American invited to serve as the concertmaster for the Japan Virtuoso Symphony Orchestra, an ensemble consisting of concertmasters and first chair players from Berlin, Vienna, Munich, Tel Aviv, and Japan.This season Mr. Greenberg is giving Master classes at Juilliard, participating on an international jury for the Earnst and Szymanowski Violin Competition in Wroclaw, Poland and performing concerts in Hungary, Czech Republic, plus conducting and performing with the Singapore Symphony. In Pittsburgh, he was a founding member of the Previn-Greenberg-Williams Trio and in Baltimore, a founding member of the Baltimore String Quartet. He has collaborated in chamber music with a wide variety of artists such as Frager, Gingold, Kalichstein, Laredo, Ma, Primrose, Silverstein and Zukerman. Currently he is affiliated with the Blossom Music Festival and the Aspen Music Festival and School where he serves as concertmaster of the Aspen Festival Orchestra. Mr. Greenberg has served as string chair and is a member of the violin faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. Many of his former students occupy concertmaster and principal positions in major symphony orchestras throughout the world. Mr. Greenberg’s students are members of orchestras such as Cleveland, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, National, Kennedy Center Opera, Houston, St. Louis, Montreal, Charleston, and Israel Philhamonic. Mr. Greenberg has recorded for Sony, Telarc, Argo, and recently recorded the Walton Sonata for Delos. He performs on the Jean Becker Stradivarius, dated 1685.

See page 12 for more information about tonight’s additional featured performer, Yuriy Bekker.

DID YOU KNOW? Tonight’s performance involves two very special violins: the Jean Becker Stradivarius, dated 1685, played by Herbert Greenberg; and the Ex-Nachez Stradivarius, dated 1686, played by Yuriy Bekker and generously loaned by the Constable Family.

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Orchestra Roster chamber orchestra II

November 9 & 10, 2012 Vivaldi & Piazzolla: Four Seasons

Violin 1

Viola

Bass

Yuriy Bekker TBA Alex Dzyubinsky Mayumi Nakamura-Smith

Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest

Thomas Bresnick Joseph Farley

Cello

Harpsichord

Violin 2

Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer

Julia Harlow

TBA Asako Kremer Tomas Jakubek

Roster subject to change.

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The Four Seasons Sonnets Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Spring – Concerto in E Major Allegro

Allegro

“Giunt’ è la Primavera e festosetti La Salutan gl’ Augei con lieto canto, E i fonti allo Spirar de’ Zeffiretti Con dolce mormorio Scorrono intanto: Vengon’ coprendo l’ aer di nero amanto E Lampi, e tuoni ad annuntiarla eletti Indi tacendo questi, gl’ Augelletti; Tornan’ di nuovo al lor canoro incanto:”

Springtime is upon us. The birds celebrate her return with festive song, and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes. Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven, Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.

Largo

Largo

“E quindi sul fiorito ameno prato Al caro mormorio di fronde e piante Dorme ‘l Caprar col fido can’ à lato.”

On the flower-strewn meadow, with leafy branches rustling overhead, the goat-herd sleeps, his faithful dog beside him.

Allegro

Allegro

“Di pastoral Zampogna al suon festante Danzan Ninfe e Pastor nel tetto amato Di primavera all’ apparir brillante.”

Led by the festive sound of rustic bagpipes, nymphs and shepherds lightly dance beneath the brilliant canopy of spring.

Summer – Concerto in G minor Allegro non molto

Allegro non molto

“Sotto dura Staggion dal Sole accesa Langue l’ huom, langue ‘l gregge, ed arde il Pino; Scioglie il Cucco la Voce, e tosto intesa Canta la Tortorella e ‘l gardelino. Zeffiro dolce Spira, mà contesa Muove Borea improviso al Suo vicino; E piange il Pastorel, perche sospesa Teme fiera borasca, e ‘l suo destino;”

Beneath the blazing sun’s relentless heat men and flocks are sweltering, pines are scorched. We hear the cuckoo’s voice; then sweet songs of the turtle dove and finch are heard. Soft breezes stir the air….but threatening north wind sweeps them suddenly aside. The shepherd trembles, fearful of violent storm and what may lie ahead.

Adagio e piano - Presto e forte

Adagio e piano - Presto e forte

“Toglie alle membra lasse il Suo riposo Il timore de’ Lampi, e tuoni fieri E de mosche, e mossoni il Stuol furioso!”

His limbs are now awakened from their repose by fear of lightning’s flash and thunder’s roar, as gnats and flies buzz furiously around.

Presto “Ah che pur troppo i Suo timor Son veri Tuona e fulmina il Ciel e grandioso Tronca il capo alle Spiche e a’ grani alteri.”

Presto Alas, his worst fears were justified, as the heavens roar and great hailstones beat down upon the proudly standing corn.

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Autumn – Concerto in F minor Allegro

Allegro

“Celebra il Vilanel con balli e Canti Del felice raccolto il bel piacere E del liquor de Bacco accesi tanti Finiscono col Sonno il lor godere”

The peasant celebrates with song and dance the harvest safely gathered in. The cup of Bacchus flows freely, and many find their relief in deep slumber.

Adagio molto

Adagio molto

“Fà ch’ ogn’ uno tralasci e balli e canti L’ aria che temperata dà piacere, E la Staggion ch’ invita tanti e tanti D’ un dolcissimo Sonno al bel godere.”

The singing and the dancing die away as cooling breezes fan the pleasant air, inviting all to sleep without a care.

Allegro

Allegro

“I cacciator alla nov’ alba à caccia Con corni, Schioppi, e canni escono fuore Fugge la belua, e Seguono la traccia; Già Sbigottita, e lassa al gran rumore De’ Schioppi e canni, ferita minaccia Languida di fuggir, mà oppressa muore.”

The hunters emerge at dawn, ready for the chase, with horns and dogs and cries. Their quarry flees while they give chase. Terrified and wounded, the prey struggles on, but, harried, dies.

Winter – Concerto in F minor Allegro non molto

Allegro non molto

“Aggiacciato tremar trà neri algenti Al Severo Spirar d’ orrido Vento, Correr battendo i piedi ogni momento; E pel Soverchio gel batter i denti;”

Shivering, frozen mid the frosty snow in biting, stinging winds; running to and fro to stamp one’s icy feet, teeth chattering in the bitter chill.

Largo

Largo

“Passar al foco i di quieti e contenti Mentre la pioggia fuor bagna ben cento”

To rest contentedly beside the hearth, while those outside are drenched by pouring rain.

Allegro “Caminar Sopra ‘l giaccio, e à passo lento Per timor di cader gersene intenti; Gir forte Sdruzziolar, cader à terra Di nuove ir Sopra ‘l giaccio e correr forte Sin ch’ il giaccio si rompe, e si disserra; Sentir uscir dalle ferrate porte Sirocco Borea, e tutti i Venti in guerra Quest’ é ‘l verno, mà tal, che gioja apporte.”

Allegro We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously, for fear of tripping and falling. Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground and, rising, hasten on across the ice lest it cracks up. We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors… this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delights.

Series Supporting Sponsor: The Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation

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Masterworks ii Thursday, November 15, Friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor • Robert McDuffie, violin

From the New World Antonio Vivaldi Concerto No. 4 in F minor, op. 8, RV 297, (1678-1741) “L’inverno” (“Winter” from The Four Seasons) Robert McDuffie, violin Allegro non molto Largo Allegro Phillip Glass Violin Concerto No. 2, (b. 1937) “The American Four Seasons” (South Carolina premiere) Robert McDuffie, violin Prologue Movement 1 Song No. 1 Movement II Song No. 2 Movement III Song No. 3 Movement IV —————————————-

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Antonin Dvoˇr´ak Symphony No. 9, op. 95, B.178, in E minor, (1841-1904) “From the New World” Adagio- Allegro molto Largo Molto vivace Allegro con fuoco

From The Stage Free to all ticket holders, pre-concert talks are held from the stage from 6:30-7:00 p.m. prior to all Masterworks Series concerts at the Sottile Theatre.

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Tonight’s floral arrangement provided courtesy of: Belva’s Flower Shop of Mt. Pleasant

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Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

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ecognized by critics, orchestras, and audiences alike as “a brilliant young conductor” (Columbia Free Times) with “a poet’s sensitivity and a craftsman’s efficiency” (Spokesman-Review), Morihiko Nakahara has served as Music Director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. The 2011-2012 season also marked Nakahara’s ninth season with the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, first as its Associate Conductor and now as Resident Conductor. Known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium, innovative and audiencefriendly programming skills, and thoughtful interpretations of both standard and contemporary repertoire, Nakahara was featured in the League of American Orchestra’s prestigious Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview in March 2005. Recent guest conducting engagements have taken Nakahara to the symphonies of Jacksonville, Charleston, Chattanooga, Lansing, and Green Bay, as well as the Chicago Pro Musica. A passionate believer in audience development and music education for all, Nakahara has designed and conducted numerous educational and community engagement concerts and is a popular guest conductor and clinician with student ensembles of all levels. As a personable ambassador for classical music, Nakahara is regularly featured on local media outlets, and speaks about wide ranging topics including arts advocacy, economic development, and leadership skills at local businesses and service organizations. A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Nakahara holds degrees from Andrews University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He previously served as Music Director of the Holland Symphony Orchestra (MI) and taught at Eastern Washington University and Andrews University. He resides in Columbia, SC.

DID YOU KNOW? On December 16, 1893, the Philharmonic Society of New York gave the world premiere performance of Antonin Dvoˇr a ´ k’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” at Carnegie Hall. In his review of the performance the following day, New York Times music critic W.J. Henderson called the piece “A vigorous and beautiful work” that “must take the place among the finest works in this form produced since the death of Beethoven.”

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Robert McDuffie, violin

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RAMMY® nominated artist Robert McDuffie has appeared as soloist with most of the major orchestras of the world, including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics; the Chicago, San Francisco, National, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, St. Louis, Montreal, and Toronto Symphonies; the Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minnesota Orchestras; the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the North German Radio Orchestra, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Hamburg Symphony, Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Santa Cecilia Orchestra of Rome , Venice Baroque Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria, and all of the major orchestras of Australia. In December 2009, he gave the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2, “The American Four Seasons” - a work written for him - with the Toronto Symphony. During the 2010-11 Season, McDuffie completed a 30-city U.S. tour with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, pairing the Glass “Four Seasons” with Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. He also played Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2 with the National Symphony of Mexico, the Düsseldorf Symphony, the Nashville, Louisiana, and San Antonio Symphonies, the Poznan Philharmonic of Poland, and the Prague Philharmonia at the Prague Spring Festival. Robert McDuffie recorded “The American Four Seasons” with the London Philharmonic and conductor Marin Alsop on the Orange Mountain Music label. His acclaimed Telarc and EMI recordings include the violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Bruch, Adams, Glass, Barber, Rozsa, Bernstein, William Schuman, and Viennese violin favorites. He has been profiled on NBC’s “Today”, “CBS Sunday Morning”, PBS’s “Charlie Rose”, A&E’s “Breakfast with the Arts”, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Robert McDuffie is the founder of the Rome Chamber Music Festival and was recently awarded the prestigious Premio Simpatia by the Mayor of Rome, in recognition of his contribution to the city’s cultural life. Mr. McDuffie holds the Mansfield and Genelle Jennings Distinguished University Professor Chair at Mercer University in his hometown of Macon, Georgia. In April 2011, the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University celebrated its fourth academic year with concerts conducted by Maestro Robert Spano. Robert McDuffie lives in New York with his wife and two children. He performs on a 1735 Guarneri del Gesu violin, known as the “Ladenburg.”

Robert McDuffie’s appearance made possible in part by the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Lorscheider.

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Orchestra Roster masterworks II

Thursday, November 15, friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Norbert Lewandowski Philip vonMaltzahn Barney Culver Greg Homza Terry Muir Elizabeth Murphy

Brandon Nichols Anne Holmi Debra Sherrill Russell Williamson

Bass

Michael Smith TBA

Viola Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith Ben Weiss Kristeen Sorrell William Goodwin

Thomas Bresnick Jonathan Rouse Cody Rex Joseph Farley Jan Mixter

Trumpet

Trombone William Zehfuss Kate Jenkins

Bass Trombone

Flute Jessica Hull-Dambaugh Regina Helcher Yost

Thomas Joyce

Tuba

Oboe

Chris Bluemel

Mark Gainer Kari Kistler

Keyboard Chee Hang See

Clarinet Charles Messersmith Gretchen Roper

Timpani Beth Albert

Bassoon

Percussion

Katherine St.John Katie Holland

Ryan Leveille

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Program Notes masterworks II

Thursday, November 15, friday, November 16 & Saturday, November 17, 2012

By William D. Gudger, College of Charleston, emeritus

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) “Winter” from The Four Seasons (Opus 8, No. 4) • Duration: 7 minutes

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he “Red Priest” of Venice (so called for his hair color, not his politics!) wrote dozens of concertos, many for the violin, of which the Four Seasons has achieved the greatest popularity in modern revival of Baroque music. When originally published, this concerto was accompanied by a sonnet (perhaps by Vivaldi himself) which describes the music: “To shiver, frozen, amid icy snows, at the harsh wind’s chill breath; to run, stamping one’s feet at every moment; with one’s teeth chattering on account of the excessive cold; [slow movement] to pass the days of calm and contentment by the fireside while the rain outside drenches a hundred others; [final fast movement] to walk on the ice, and with slow steps to move about cautiously for fear of falling; to go fast, slip, fall to the ground, to go on the ice again and run fast until the ice cracks and breaks open; to hear, as they sally forth through the iron-clad gates, Sirocco, Boreas, and all the winds at war. This is winter, but of a kind to bring joy.” [Note: translation from the Italian by Paul Everett in the Cambridge Music Handbook for Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons]

Philip Glass (b. 1973) Violin Concerto No. 2 (“The American Four Seasons”) Duration: 38 minutes

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he composer writes: The Violin Concerto No. 2 was composed for Robert McDuffie in the Summer and Autumn of 2009. The work was preceded by several years of occasional exchanges between Bobby and myself. He was interested in music that would serve as a companion piece to the Vivaldi Four Seasons concertos. I agreed to the idea of a four-movement work but at the outset was not sure how that correspondence would work in practice - between the Vivaldi concertos and my own music. However, Bobby encouraged me to start with my composition and we would see in due time how it would relate to the very well known original. When the music was completed I sent it onto Bobby, who seemed to have quickly seen how the movements of my Concerto No. 2 related to the “Seasons.” Of course, Bobby’s interpretation, though similar to my own, proved to be also somewhat different. This struck me as an opportunity, then, for the listener to make his/her own interpretation. Therefore, there will be no instructions for the audience, no clues as to where Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall might appear in the new concerto – an interesting, though not worrisome, problem for the listener. After all, if Bobby and I are not in complete agreement, an independent interpretation can be tolerated and even welcomed. (The mathematical possibilities, or permutations, of the puzzle are in the order of 24.) Apart from that, I would only add that, instead of the usual cadenza, I provided a number of solo pieces for Bobby - thinking that they could be played together as separate concert music when abstracted from the whole work. They appear in the concerto as a ‘prelude’ to the first movement and three ‘songs’ that precede each of the following three movements.

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Program Notes Antonín Dvoˇrák (1841-1904) Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 (“Z nového sveta” – “From the New World”) Duration: 40 minutes

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n September 27, 1892, Antonín Dvoˇrák arrived in New York City to become Director and composition teacher at Mrs. Jeanette Thurber’s National Conservatory of Music. The energetic Mrs. Thurber, herself a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, urged Dvoˇrák to “write a symphony embodying his experience and feelings in America.” Among the scholarship students at the National Conservatory was the young AfricanAmerican singer Harry T. Burleigh, who spent many evenings at Dvoˇrák’s home singing spirituals for the composer. In the meantime the composition of the symphony progressed, and some final work was done on it the next summer when Dvoˇrák arrived in Spillville, Iowa - a Czech settlement - where he witnessed Native American dancing. No actual Native American themes were incorporated in the symphony, it seems, though the music of the second and third movements may have been inspired by scenes from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Song of Hiawatha.” Mrs. Thurber had secured permission from the Longfellow family for Dvoˇrák to set the poem, and his Conservatory colleague Anton Seidl was also at work on a Hiawatha opera. It was thus the African-American elements that are strongest in the symphony, being similar to many of the elements of Czech folk music which Dvoˇrák often used: syncopated rhythms (like the “cakewalk” rhythm of much ragtime), flattened seventh degree of the scale (modality common in much folk music around the world), and pentatonic (five-note) melodies. So successful an evocation of folk music was Dvoˇrák’s pentatonic tune in the second movement, that it later became a spiritual with the text “Goin’ Home” retro-fitted to it. Dvoˇrák’s interest in American music is well-documented in the New York press of the time, and the first performance of the “New World” Symphony was a major event. Seidl conducted the New York Philharmonic on December 16, 1893, at Carnegie Hall, with the audience well prepared by a 2,500-word analytical article in the New York Tribune the day before by the dean of American musical critics, Henry Krehbiel. Perhaps the impact of Dvoˇrák’s stay in America would have been even greater had he not returned home for good in April, 1895 due both to homesickness and financial concerns. In any case, Dvoˇrák then concentrated on operas and tone poems, so the “New World” was destined to be the last of his symphonies, known at the time as No. 5, since five of his symphonies had been publicly performed and then published. Once four additional earlier works were recovered and printed during this century, the symphonies were renumbered, and the “New World” is now known as No. 9. It is one of the best examples of a “cyclic” symphony: the four movements can each stand alone, but by the third and especially the fourth movement there are increasing recalls of motives from earlier movements. The climax of this is at the broad point in the last movement when the solemn chord progression that had introduced the second movement returns. Among the most obvious American aspects of the symphony is the resemblance of the second theme of the first movement to the spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.” While many commentators have dismissed this resemblance as coincidental, that spiritual was reportedly among Dvoˇrák’s favorites sung for him by Harry Burleigh.

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Gospel Christmas Friday, November 30 & Saturday, December 1, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

CSO Gospel Choir | Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Artistic Director & Conductor CSO Spiritual Ensemble | David R. Richardson, Director

Rejoice! A Spiritual and Gospel Holiday Celebration John Wasson (b. 1956) Festival Fanfare for Christmas Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943) Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming Roland M. Carter (b. 1942) Mary Had a Baby John Rutter (b. 1945) Here We Come a Wassailing Trad., Arr., N. Dett Listen to the Lambs David A. Richardson, Director Arr. Darryl Runswick (b. 1946) Go Where I Send Thee David A. Richardson, Director May Dawson (1899-1990) Unspeakable Gift Arr., Bruce Greer Mack Wilberg (b. 1955) The First Nowell Rutter Go Tell It On the Mountain —————————-

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Israel and New Breed Alpha and Omega Opening Chant Richard Smallwood (b. 1948) Anthem of Praise Processional Michael Figgers Let The Words of My Mouth Silverstras, Arr. Shotsberger Oh, Mary Don’t You Weep Trevor Weston The Greatest Gift Traditional, Arr. Shotsberger The Little Drummer Boy Kirk Franklin (b. 1970), Arr. Panion Silver and Gold Richard Smallwood (b. 1948) My Help Cometh Handel (1685-1759), Arr. Warren Hallelujah Chorus from a Soulful Celebration

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Dr. Isaiah R. McGee,

Artistic Director & Conductor

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native of Anderson, South Carolina, Dr. Isaiah R. McGee began his tenure as Artistic Director of the CSO Gospel Choir and the CSO Spiritual Ensemble, and principal Music Director of the CSO Gospel Choir in July 2012. A talented vocal musician, music educator and conductor, Dr. McGee’s unique talent originates from his deeply rooted appreciation for singing as a young adult. Dr. McGee’s ability to master vocal and instrumental conducting will ensure the continuation of the high performance caliber solidified by his predecessors. Admired and respected by colleagues nationally and internationally, Dr. McGee serves as the chair of the music department and director of choral activities at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He has served as clinician for numerous workshops, honor choirs, and clinics, and has directed ensembles in performances at local, state, and regional conferences and conventions throughout the United States. An award-wining vocalist, Dr. McGee made his opera debut as the Conte in Cimarosa’s Il Convitto in Cortona, Italy and performed internationally to rave reviews in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Salieri’s Falstaff. Dr. McGee holds a BA from South Carolina State University, a Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of South Carolina and a Ph.D. in Music Education (choral conducting emphasis) from Florida State University. Dr. McGee is married to Chaka Bundrage-McGee and resides in Orangeburg, SC.

See page 15 for more information about tonight’s featured performers, the CSO Gospel Choir and CSO Spiritual Ensemble.

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Orchestra Roster Friday, November 30, 2012 & Saturday, December 1, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

Violin

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Trombone

Yuriy Bekker Asako Kremer Ruben Camacho Frances Hseih Tomas Jakubek Rachel Kistler Mayumi Nakamura-Smith Nonoko Okada Stephanie Silvestri TBA TBA

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh Regina Helcher Yost Tacy Edwards

William Zehfuss Kate Jenkins

Viola

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Clarinet Charles Messersmith Gretchen Roper

Thomas Joyce

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Kathleen Wilson

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Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith TBA

Bassoon

Cello

Horn

Beth Albert

Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer Timothy O’Malley Terry Muir

Brandon Nichols Anne Holmi Debra Sherrill Colleen Shaffer

Percussion

Bass

Trumpet

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Michael Smith TBA TBA

Katherine St.John Sandra Nikolajevs

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2 0 1 2 2 0 1 3 P E R F O R M A N C E SCHEDULE DAVID A. RICH A RDSON CONDUCTOR MOZART REQUIEM: AN ODE TO LE CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES OCT 6 2012 CIRCA 1871: AN ODE TO THE FISK JUBILEE SINGERS OCT 20 2012 presented by Beaufort County ArtsWork

MOSES: LET MY PEOPLE GO! VOL. II NOV 17 2012

CSO GOSPEL CHRISTMAS NOV 30 & DEC 1 2012 with CSO and CSO Gospel Choir

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTE CONCERTS THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: I‘M GONNA LET IT SHINE JAN 19 2013 with CSO Gospel Choir

FREEDOM RIDES ON JAN 21 2013 with CSO / Dr. Jeffery Ames, Guest Conductor

AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH CONCERTS CIRCA 1871: AN ODE TO THE FISK JUBILEE SINGERS FEB 3 2013 presented by College of Charleston Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services

FEB 16 2013

presented by Colleton County Arts Council

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC APRIL 11-14 2013

MORE INFORMATION CSOSPIRITUAL.COM

CSO GOSPEL CHRISTMAS NOV 30 & DEC 1 2012 with CSO and CSO Spiritual Ensemble Dr. Isaiah R. McGee, Conductor

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE: I’M GONNA LET IT SHINE A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. JAN 19 2013 featuring CSO Spiritual Ensemble

2 0 12 2 0 13 PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

DR. ISAIAH R. MCGEE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MORE INFORMATION CSOGOSPEL.COM

PALM SUNDAY PERFORMANCE

THE WIND AND THE MOCKINGBIRD: THE STORY OF HOW THE WRITTEN WORD CHANGED SOCIETY MARCH 24 2013

CHARLESTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHOIRS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC APRIL 11-14 2013 Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Guest Conductor

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Holiday Friday, December 14, 2012 & Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

James M. Stephenson, Conductor Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano | Kori Miller, soprano CSO Chorus | Dr. Robert Taylor, director Charleston Children’s Chorus | Dr. Charles Benesh, director

Timeless Treasures

arr. James M. Stephenson

Traditional, arr. Stephenson

Holiday Overture Joy to the World

arr. Victor Johnson African Noel Charleston Children’s Chorus James M. Stephenson (b. 1969) Bassoon It Will Be Christmas Kathy St. John and Sandra Nikolajevs, bassoons

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Trepak from The Nutcracker Suite

arr. Stephenson I Saw Three Ships Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano Stephenson Magnificat East Coast premiere CSO Chorus arr. Stephenson When You Believe Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano Kori Miller, soprano —————————-

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arr. Stephenson

A Charleston Christmas

Charles Benesh (b. 1961) All the Stars on a Winter’s Night Charleston Children’s Chorus

(Johnny Marks) (1909-1985)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Gene Autry (1907-1998) and Here Comes Santa Claus Oakley Haldeman (1909-1986) CSO Chorus Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano Stephenson Hot Santa Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano (Mel Tormé) (1925-1999) Christmas Song Yuriy Bekker, violin arr. Stephenson Mary’s Little Boy Child CSO Chorus

Stephenson

Concerto for Cell Phone

Stephenson Timeless Treasures Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo-soprano

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)

Sleigh Ride

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James M. Stephenson, conductor

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ames (Jim) Stephenson enjoys a multi-faceted musical career as conductor, composer, arranger, educator, and performer. As a composer, his music - described by critics as “straightforward, unabashedly beautiful” and “a composer of real talent” - incorporates a fresh and energizing sound scape that delights the audience while maintaining integrity and worthwhile challenges for the performing musicians. This rare combination has rewarded Stephenson with a host of ongoing commissions and projects. He has enjoyed collaborations/premieres with Branford Marsalis, the Minnesota Orchestra/Jennifer Frautschi, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the “President’s Own” United States Marine Band, and orchestral soloists from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and many more. His music is regularly played around the world, with upcoming performances in Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, and Thailand. As an arranger, Jim’s music is played annually by roughly 75 orchestras, including the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops, Baltimore Symphony, Indianapolis Symphonic Pops, Houston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and Toronto Symphony. Conductors such as Keith Lockhart, Steven Reineke, Jack Everly, Michael Krajewski, Jeff Tyzik, and the late Erich Kunzel have all commissioned and performed Jim’s arrangements. His landmark educational work, Compose Yourself!, has now been performed over 200 times throughout the US since its creation in 2002. Jim debuted as a conductor with the Southwest Florida Symphony in 2011 and was immediately re-engaged for two series during the 2012-13 Season. He is rapidly gaining national attention for his easy on-stage demeanor and innovative programs, which feature his exciting arrangements and compositions. He has led performances of the Lake Forest Symphony, the Southern Illinois Music Festival, and several programs with members of the Naples Philharmonic, among others. Before pursuing conducting/composing/arranging full-time in 2007, Jim performed as second/assistant principal trumpet for 17 seasons with the Naples Philharmonic. Jim is currently enjoying a position of Composer-in-Residence with the Lake Forest Symphony where Alan Heatherington is Music Director. The December 2012 concerts mark Jim’s guest conducting debut with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

DID YOU KNOW? According to composer Leroy Anderson’s widow Eleanor, “Leroy didn’t set out to write a Christmas piece when he wrote ‘Sleigh Ride.’ His intentions were to convey the entire winter season through the imagery of a sleigh ride, much in the way that Mozart did with his piece of the same name” (Mozart’s Sleigh Ride German Dance, K.605, No.3).

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Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo soprano

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ailing from the southwest region of the United States, mezzo soprano Maria Elena Armijo recognized her calling at an early age. Upon obtaining a Bachelor of Music degree from New Mexico State University and a Master of Music degree from the University of Washington, Ms. Armijo’s musical journey unavoidably led her to New York City, where she is fast becoming a formidable entity in her realm. Best known for her honesty, warmth and generosity, Ms. Armijo is a unique vocal talent whose skills lend themselves easily and beautifully to a wide range of repertoire, including oratorio, opera, operetta, jazz and musical theater. Her total commitment, extraordinary dramatic skills and overall grace easily transport audiences into the life of any character she is portraying. Ms. Armijo’s ever broadening repertoire includes Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Fyodor (Boris Godunov), Lady Pamela (Fra Diavolo), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), Maddalena (Rigoletto), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Amastre (Serse), Adah (The Naughty Marietta), Second Woman (Dido and Aeneas), Annina (La Traviata), Angelina (La Cenerentola), Stéphano (Roméo et Juliette), The Second Witch (Dido and Aeneas), Mercédès (Carmen), and Marianne (The Cat That Turned into a Woman), Aminta (Il Re Pastore), L’Enfant (L’Enfant et les Sortiléges), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), Venus (Orphée aux Enfers), and Zita (Gianni Schicchi). Ms. Armijo has sung with companies throughout the United States and Europe. Some of these include Utah Festival of Musical Theater and Opera, Riverfront Opera, Bronx Opera, Pocket Opera of New York, Light Opera of New York, New Rochelle Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, Syracuse Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, Empire Opera, Bay View Music Festival, Tacoma Opera, Bellevue Opera, Off-Center Opera, Dona Ana Lyric Opera, America Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), and OperaWorks. Concert appearances for Ms. Armijo include the world premiere of The Music of Georgia Shreve and Alvin Singleton at Carnegie Hall with Ideation Productions and a soloist in the Tweetheart Concert with Sympho Orchestra. Ms. Armijo is equally at home singing Pops concerts and has been seen as the soloist in a Christmas Pops celebration with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra. Oratorio work for Ms. Armijo includes Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Haydn Mass in Time of War, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Bach’s Cantata 156 and Bach’s St. John’s Passion. Ms. Armijo has also appeared as a guest soloist for the Golden Key Music Institute Recital Series, Gateway Music Society and the El Paso Summer Music Festival. Ms. Armijo will be performing a third season with the Golden Key Music Institute in the roles of Ms. Nolan in The Medium and Lady Thiang in The King and I. For more information please visit ElenaArmijo.com.

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Kori Miller, soprano

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ori Miller is a senior at the College of Charleston’s school of the Arts this year. Charleston Today.net and Post and Courier have noted her for having “indescribable height of emotion and hauntingly beautiful notes.” She has been featured as a soloist with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Pro-Musica, College of Charleston Concert Choir, College of Charleston Madrigal Singers, as well as performing in Piccolo Spoleto. Ms. Miller sings in the professional Taylor Festival Choir where she is a featured soloist on two CD releases. She was a cast member in the College of Charleston Opera’s production of Gianni Schicchi, played the role of Yum Yum in the College of Charleston Opera production of The Mikado and played the role of Lola in the spring 2012 College of Charleston production of Gallantry. Ms. Miller also performed with Opera Charleston’s production of Carmen in March of 2012, starring Denyce Graves. Her next performance will be the role of Countess Almaviva in this year’s College of Charleston production of Le Nozze di Figaro by Mozart.

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Orchestra Roster Friday, December 14 & Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:30pm Sottile Theatre

Violin

Flute

Trumpet

Yuriy Bekker Asako Kremer Rex Conner Frances Hseih Tomas Jakubek Rachel Kistler Mayumi Nakamura-Smith Nonoko Okada Stephanie Silvestri TBA TBA

Jessica Hull-Dambaugh Regina Helcher Yost Tacy Edwards

Michael Smith TBA Susan Messersmith

Oboe

Trombone

Mark Gainer Kari Kistler TBA

William Zehfuss Kate Jenkins

Viola Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith TBA

Cello Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer Greg Homza Terry Muir

Clarinet Charles Messersmith Gretchen Roper TBA, bass

Bassoon Katherine St.John Sandra Nikolajevs

Bass Trombone Thomas Joyce

Tuba Chris Bluemel

Harp Kathleen Wilson

Timpani

Horn Brandon Nichols Anne Holmi Debra Sherrill Colleen Shaffer

Bass Thomas Bresnick TBA

Beth Albert

Percussion Ryan Leveille Michael Haldeman TBA

Roster subject to change.

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Holy City Messiah Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:30pm Cathedral St. John the Baptist Charleston Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church Summerville * Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30pm St. Benedict Catholic Church Mount Pleasant

Margaret Kelly Cook, soprano Ricard Bordas, countertenor Oliver Mercer, tenor John Brancy, bass baritone Steven Fox, conductor CSO Chorus | Dr. Robert Taylor, director

George Frideric Handel Messiah (1685-1769) Part the First —————————————-

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Part the Second Part the Third

* Sponsored by Mrs. Barbara Chapman in memory of Jerry.

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Orchestra Roster Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:30pm Cathedral St. John the Baptist Charleston Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:00pm St. Theresa Catholic Church Summerville Friday, December 21, 2012 at 7:30pm St. Benedict Catholic Church Mount Pleasant

Violin 1

Cello

Trumpet

Yuriy Bekker TBA Nonoko Okada Mayumi Nakamura-Smith Stephanie Silvestri

Norbert Lewandowski Damian Kremer

Michael Smith TBA

Bass

Timpani

Thomas Bresnick

Beth Albert

Oboe

Harpsichord

Mark Gainer Kari Kistler

Julia Harlow

Violin 2 TBA Asako Kremer Frances Hseih Tomas Jakubek

Viola Jan-Marie Christy Joyce Alexander Agrest Ruth Goldsmith

Bassoon Katherine St.John Sandra Nikolajevs

Roster subject to change.

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xpect the unexpected and join us for a unique concert experience that reveals the rich panorama of the music of our times. In its second year, this exciting new partnership between the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the College of Charleston Music Department presents diverse works, commissions, and premieres by leading contemporary composers. Encounter new technologies and performance practices as they integrate to create dynamic musical events in a relaxed and intimate setting.

Tickets: $25 adults | $10 students | CharlestonSyphony.org | (843) 723-7528

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Conducted by

Yiorgos Vassilandonakis, College of Charleston Assistant Professor, Music Theory & Composition

Echoes of Antiquity

Magnetic Premieres

Friday, November 2, 2012 - 8 PM Simons Center – College of Charleston

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 8 PM Simons Center – College of Charleston

“now again”- fragment from Sappho Bernard Rands (South Carolina premiere)

New Work - Myroslav Skoryk, (US premiere)

Gymnopedies - George Tsontakis (2007) (South Carolina premiere)

Dessau Dances - Gordon “Dick” Goodwin (world premiere and a Magnetic South commission)

Beautiful Kingdoms of Sound - Nickitas Demos (world premiere and a Magnetic South commission) Crocquis de Niles - Francis Kayali (South Carolina premiere)

Four Songs on Poems of Seamus Heaney - Louis Karchin (world premiere and a Magnetic South commission)

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UPCOMING EVENTS Tickets available for all concerts at CharlestonSymphony.org

OCTOBER

december Holiday Horns Brass Quintet in Mt. Pleasant Tuesday, Dec 04 2012 at 7:00 PM Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites performed by the CSO Brass Quintet.

Holiday Concert - Downtown Thursday, Dec 06 2012 at 7:00 PM Christmastime favorites performed by the String Ensemble and the Woodwind Quintet at the Charleston Library Society.

Holiday Horns Brass Quintet at St. Johannes Friday, Dec 07 2012 at 7:00 PM Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites performed by the CSO Brass Quintet

Holiday Concert - Daniel Island All Beethoven

Saturday, Dec 08 2012 at 7:00 PM

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM St. Benedict Catholic Church

Let the CSO help you get in the holiday spirit with this Ensemble Series performance featuring Principal CSO string and wind players and your favorite holiday tunes and carols.

Join the CSO Ensembles for an intimate concert experience with Principal CSO players featuring two works by one of the most famous and influential composers – Ludwig van Beethoven.

Holiday Horns Brass Quintet in Summerville Sunday, Dec 09 2012 at 4:00 PM Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites performed by the CSO Brass Quintet

Holiday Horns Brass Quintet in Bluffton Tuesday, Dec 11 2012 at 7:00 PM Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites performed by the CSO Brass Quintet.

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Hansel and Gretel Dock Street Theatre Steven Fox, conductor Maria Elena Armijo, mezzo soprano - Hansel Suzanne Fleming-Atwood, soprano - Gretel Jennifer Luiken, mezzo soprano - The Witch Charleston Children’s Chorus | Dr. Charles Benesh, Director Just in time for the holidays, the CSO presents a timeless tale that’s fun for the whole family. Adults and children alike will enjoy getting lost in this spellbinding semi-staged presentation of Hansel and Gretel - inspired by the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. Don’t miss these performances with special pricing and Friday/Saturday matinees for families with children. Come early and visit the CSO Instrument Petting Zoo! Before each morning concert, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League will host an Instrument Petting Zoo (IPZ) for kids starting one hour prior to the performance. The Zoos offer a unique, hands-on opportunity for children of all ages to play a variety of orchestral instruments under the guidance of musicians. No additional charge is made for entrance to the IPZ beyond the cost of tickets to a Family Concert.

Advance Tickets: $10 Adults, Students, and Children

Five Performances to Choose From:

Info & Tickets: CharlestonSymphony.org (843) 723-7528, ext. 110

Saturday, Dec 22 2012 at 11:30 AM

Friday, Dec 21 2012 at 11:00 AM Saturday, Dec 22 2012 at 10:00 AM

Saturday, Dec 22 2012 at 5:30 PM Saturday, Dec 22 2012 at 7:00 PM

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UPCOMING EVENTS (continued) january

Russian Masters: Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky Saturday, Jan 12 2013 at 7:30 PM This is a performance dedicated to two of the most beloved Russian masters of classical music. The concert also features winners of our second annual Share the Stage™ young musicians contest.

Time Machine: Where Are You Haydn? Saturday, Jan 05 2013 at 7:30 PM An interactive concert exploring the stages of Franz Joseph Haydn’s composing life.

Cirque de la Symphonie Friday, Jan 25 2013 at 7:30 PM Experience the magic of some of the best cirque artists in the world performing on the same stage with a full symphony.

Cirque de la Symphonie Family Matinee Saturday, Jan 26 2013 at 11:00 AM

Russian Masters: Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky Friday, Jan 11 2013 at 7:30 PM This is a performance dedicated to two of the most beloved Russian masters of classical music. The concert also features winners of our second annual Share the Stage™ young musicians contest.

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A special-priced matinee for the whole family to experience some of the best cirque artists in the world performing onstage with a full symphony.

Cirque de la Symphonie Saturday, Jan 26 2013 at 7:30 PM Experience the magic of some of the best cirque artists in the world performing on the same stage with a full symphony.

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All Brahms

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Friday, Feb 15 2013 at 7:30 PM James Feddeck, Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, leads the CSO in this program showcasing the music of Johannes Brahms.

All Brahms Saturday, Feb 16 2013 at 7:30 PM James Feddeck, Assistant Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, leads the CSO in this program showcasing the music of Johannes Brahms.

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Mozart & Mendelssohn: Young Geniuses Friday, Feb 08 2013 at 7:30 PM MOZART - Serenade No. 6 in D major, K. 239, “Serenata Notturna” and MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 11

American Song and Dance Friday, Mar 01 2013 at 7:30 PM This performance is sure to have everyone dancing in the aisles! It will feature Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Cole Porter favorites, and more.

American Song and Dance Saturday, Mar 02 2013 at 7:30 PM This performance is sure to have everyone dancing in the aisles! It will feature Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Cole Porter favorites, and more.

All Brahms Thursday, Feb 14 2013 at 7:30 PM James Feddeck, Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, leads the CSO in this program showcasing the music of Johannes Brahms.

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UPCOMING EVENTS (continued) Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Friday, Mar 15 2013 at 7:30 PM This performance features internationally renowned pianist, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, playing one of the best known piano concerti in history.

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Saturday, Mar 16 2013 at 7:30 PM This performance features internationally renowned pianist, Volodymyr Vynnytsky, playing one of the best known piano concerti in history.

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Tuesday, Mar 26 2013 at 7:30 PM Mozart and more featuring CSO Concertmaster and Artistic Advisor Yuriy Bekker as conductor and Charleston’s Enrique Graf, piano,

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april Verdi’s Requiem Friday, Apr 12 2013 at 7:30 PM The Sottile Theatre will be filled with the passionate and soaring sounds of Verdi’s Requiem Mass, featuring the CSO Chorus, and the College of Charleston Concert Choir.

Verdi’s Requiem Saturday, Apr 13 2013 at 7:30 PM The Sottile Theatre will be filled with the passionate and soaring sounds of Verdi’s Requiem Mass, featuring the CSO Chorus, and the College of Charleston Concert Choir.

Fantastic Journey: Exotic Lands - Daniel Island Saturday, Apr 20 2013 at 7:00 PM Let the CSO Ensemble Series take you on a journey to faraway lands. During this concert the music will transport you to Spain, Armenia and Hungary through the works of Boccherini, Prokofiev, Ravel, Arutunian, and Brahms. This is an adventure not to miss!

Special thanks to our following in-kind supporters: Bethel United Methodist Church Jean F. Carlton

Fantastic Journey: Exotic Lands - Mt. Pleasant

Charleston Southern University

Sunday, Apr 21 2013 at 4:00 PM

The Citadel

Let the CSO Ensemble Series take you on a journey to faraway lands. During this concert the music will transport you to Spain, Armenia and Hungary through the works of Boccherini, Prokofiev, Ravel, Arutunian, and Brahms. This is an adventure not to miss!

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Holy Spirit Catholic Church James Island Cleaners Lutheran Church of the Redeemer Redeemer Presbyterian Church Second Presbyterian Church St. Benedict Catholic Church St. Johannes Lutheran Church

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra Membership Benefits 2012-13 Annual Fund Member $100-$249

Conductor’s Circle $3,000-$4,999

• Access to one exclusive behind-the-scenes Open Rehearsal during the season • Listing in the Annual Report • Opportunity to purchase single tickets prior to public on-sale date

All the benefits listed above, plus…

Contributor $250-$499 All the benefits listed above, plus… • Year-long donor recognition listing in Bravo! • Invitations to attend receptions with CSO musicians following the Chamber Orchestra concerts at the Dock Street Theatre

Partner $500 - $1,499 All the benefits listed above, plus… • Invitation to attend one Conductor’s Club event • A copy of the CSO’s Annual Report

Conductor’s Club $1,500-$2,999 All the benefits listed above, plus… • Conductor’s Club membership card • Complimentary parking for CSO performances at Sottile Theater • Invitation to pre- and post-concert Conductor’s Club receptions throughout the season at Sottile Theater, with CSO musicians and guest artists. Such special events include the CSO’s Opening Night Celebration • Special invitations to Conductor’s Club Cocktails, Chamber Music and Conversation events with CSO musicians in private homes • Invitation to attend an exclusive Conductor’s Club “On the Stage” Rehearsal with your CSO musicians • VIP ticket concierge service and priority seating when available • Discounts for additional paid events, such as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s (CSOL) Revel events • Receive an invitation to the CSOL’s exclusive Benefit Ball

• Invitation to the CSO’s Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting • Access to exclusive events plus private meet and greets with CSO guest artists and members of the Orchestra • Private luncheons with Yuriy Bekker • Opportunity to sponsor a Musicians’ Chair (naming applies for the duration of your annual donation – receive program and online recognition, photo opportunity upon request, and access to sponsored musician)

Musicians’ Circle $5,000-$9,999 Receives all benefits above, plus … • Opportunity to sponsor a Musician’s Principal Chair (naming applies for the duration of your annual donation – receive program and online recognition, photo opportunity upon request, and access to sponsored musician). • Host a CSO quartet in your home/private 30-45 minute concert for 20 people • Artistic Delights: Annual Dinner with Yuriy Bekker • Receive two complimentary tickets to the CSOL’s exclusive Benefit Ball

Sustainer’s Club $10,000-$24,999 All the benefits listed above, plus… • Private back stage tours with the Conductor or member of the Orchestra. • Opportunity to underwrite a CSO Chamber Concert - receive additional recognition and benefits such as complimentary tickets and reception.

Leadership Circle $25,000+ All the benefits listed above, plus… • Underwrite a CSO Concert – receive additional benefits such as complimentary tickets and a reception, with recognition for a concert in your name or in dedication to a loved one. • Sponsor the Concertmaster’s Chair (naming applies for the duration of your annual donation – receive program and online recognition, photo opportunity upon request, and access to sponsored musician).

For more information, please contact the Development Office 843-723-7528 membership@charlestonsymphony.org Memberships are valid for 12 months from date of gift.

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Thank You! The Charleston Symphony Orchestra gratefully acknowledges support from the following individual, corporate, foundation and government entities for generously supporting the organization’s Annual Fund between August 1, 2011 and September 6, 2012. Gifts of $50,000+

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Anonymous City of Charleston Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.

Gifts of $5,000+

Town of Kiawah Island

Leadership Circle Gifts of $25,000+ Claire and James Allen Family Foundation John & Jill Chalsty Mr. and Mrs. Stuart A. Christie Ingram Charitable Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Mrs. Phyllis Miller Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co.Inc. Post and Courier Foundation SCE&G Marlies G. Tindall

Sustainer’s Club Gifts of $10,000+ Serena & Robert Blocker Mr. and Mrs. John Cahill Judith & L. John Clark Cumbaa Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation Detyens Shipyards, Inc. Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Estate of Virginia Falcon Mr. Ronald H. Fielding Ted & Joan Halkyard Herzman-Fishman Foundation/Leo & Carol Fishman Estate of Hazel King Legasey Family Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation MeadWestvaco Mills Bee Lane Memorial Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Burton R. Schools Henry & Sylvia Yaschik Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John H. Warren, III

Roger and Maureen Ackerman Dr. Cynthia Cleland Austin Benefitfocus Christopher & Lynn Burgess Jean F. Carlton County of Charleston Mrs. Barbara Chapman Colbert Familly Fund of Coastal Community Foundation Dr. and Mrs. William T. Creasman Oliver S. & Jennie R. Donaldson Charitable Trust First Federal of Charleston Ms. Suzanne Gemmell Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A. Clyde & Jill Hiers Paul & Becky Hilstad Indigo Books, LLC Dr. and Mrs. Mariano F. LaVia Elizabeth C. Rivers Lewine Valerie & John Luther Dr. and Mrs. Michael Maginnis Mr. and Mrs. John F. Maybank Jeff and Lorain Place Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur J. Prezzano, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Schlau Roger & Vivian Steel Ms. Patience D. Walker Wells Fargo Estate of Elephare D. Zimmerman

conductor’s circle Gifts of $3,000+ Mrs. Nella G. Barkley Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Black Robert Bosch Corporation The Chitwood Family Fund of Ayco Charitable Fdn Mr. and Mrs. Larry Codey continued >>

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Nick & Eileen D’Agostino Mrs. Chestina Edwards Elston Family Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Samuel C. Franklin, Jr. The Gray Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hewitt JoAnne & Nelson Hicks Bob and Marcia Hider Katherine Kelsey William & Corinne Khouri The Lasca & Richard Lilly Fund of Vanguard Charitable Endowment Dr. and Mrs. Fritz Lorscheider Sarah & Stuart McDaniel Dr. and Mrs. Francis G. Middleton Raymond James & Associates/Alex Opoulos Paul & Mary Jane Roberts Charitable Gift Fund Joseph & Claire Schady

conductor’s club Gifts of $1,500+ Anonymous (3) Mr. Ivan V. Anderson and Dr. Renee Dobbins Anderson Ms. Susan Parsons and Dr. Angus Baker Charles and Ann Beauchamp Yuriy Bekker Blackbaud Dr. and Mrs. Robert P. Bland, Jr. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of SC Dr. Ivy Broder and Dr. John Fripp Morrall Dr. Tina Brollier and Mr. David Brollier Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Burke Ilse Calcagno Frank & Kathy Cassidy Mr. and Mrs. Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Malcolm C. Clark Sally and Colin Cuskley Jim and Mary Jo Daugherty Ellen & Tommy Davis Mrs. Shani Diggs and Mr. Max Mahaffee Mr. and Mrs. Calvin H. East Ralph and Nancy Edwards Jerry H. Evans and Stephen T Bajjaly Hal & Jo Fallon Julie & John Fenimore Mr. and Mrs. James L. Ferguson Richard J. Friedman, M.D. and Sandra Brett Joe & Sylvia Gamboa Ms. Sandra Gordon Dr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Goulding Michael Griffith and Donna Reyburn Dr. William D. Gudger Frank & Kathleen Hayn Dr. L. W. Heriot, Jr. Robert & Catherine Hill Bill & Ruth Hindman Jack & Beverly Hoover

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Sue & Ken Ingram Dr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jenrette, III The Joanna Foundation Bettie & Jim Keyes Charles & Brenda Larsen Capt. & Mrs. Nat Malcolm Mrs. Cathy Marino Mr. Hugh McDaniel Ms. Harriet P. McDougal Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC City of North Charleston Mrs. Elizabeth O’Connor Shawn Pagliarini and Russell Pagliarini Lt. Col. Wilson R. Pierpont Dr. and Mrs. A. Bert Pruitt Dr. and Mrs. James M. Ravenel Ellen & Mayo Read Mr. and Mrs. John C. Regan Harriet & Linda Ripinsky Lee & Deborah Rogers Dr. and Mrs. Del Schutte, Jr. Ginger & David Scott Dr. and Mrs. Norton M. Seltzer Showa Denko Carbon, Inc. M M. Smith Norman & Merinda Smith Mary Ann & Cliff Solberg Mr. and Mrs. Edward H. Sparkman Mr. James V. Sullivan Albert & Caroline Thibault Dr. S. Dwane Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Bonum S. Wilson, Jr.

partner Gifts of $500+ Anonymous Robert & Kathleen Anderson Charles & Sharon Barnett Ms. Gloria Adelson and Dr. Sy Baron Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beane Gary & Karen Beeler Mr. and Mrs. John T. Benton Elizabeth Calvin Bonner Foundation Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bowe Mr. and Mrs. Jack Brickman Brumley Family Foundation Trust Mr. Edward Buchan Ms. Jessica Buchanan Dr. and Mrs. G. Stephen Buck Ms. Judith Burns Mr. James A. Cathcart, III Mr. John E. Cay, III Ms. Jane Cheshire John & Lucia Childs Barbara S. Christie Harry & Jennifer Clarke

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Gwen & Layton McCurdy Mr. and Mrs. John McTavish John & Cathy McWhorter Mr. Boulton D. Mohr Ms. Martina Mueller Allan & Carol Mysel Nucor Steel Mr. James E. Orr, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Oswalt Norma & John Palms Dr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Peters Piney Land Company Ms. Eloise Pingry Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Powell Mr. Norris W. Preyer and Dr. Lucy W. Preyer Mr. and Mrs. William H. Prioleau, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Pruitt Mr. Mark Reinhardt Mr. and Mrs. Clark L. Remsburg Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Reves Mr. & Mrs. Bratton Riley David W. & Susan G. Robinson Foundation Billie Jean Roble Mr. and Mrs. Richards Roddey Mr. and Mrs. John E. Royall, Jr. Gretchen & Fritz Saenger Dr. and Mrs. Fred C. Sales Alex & Zoe Sanders John & Aileen Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. William P. Seaborn Mr. and Mrs. Walter G. Seinsheimer, Jr. Elaine & Bill Simpson Ike & Betsy Smith Mr. and Mrs. George W. Smyth, Jr. South Carolina Bank and Trust William and Patricia Staempfli Mr. and Mrs. John L. Strauch Francis & Ann Hurd Thomas Dr. and Mrs. Charles Tremann Caroline & David Trickey Trident United Way Richard & Martha Ulmer Mr. and Mrs. Gero von Grotthuss The Reverend and Mrs. Al Votaw John & Cecily Ward Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Way, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Weber Frederick & Constance West Mrs. Doris Gelzer Whitaker Tony & Dorothy Willard Charles & Marlene Williamon Robert & Rosalind Williams Mr. Bright Williamson Dr. and Mrs. Stanley M. Wilson Wilson/Murphy Fund of Fidelity Mr. Joseph L. Wright, Jr. Mr. John A. Zeigler, Jr. continued >>

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Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ziff Lenny & Barbara Zucker

contributor Gifts of $250+ Anonymous (3) Herbert & Barbara Ailes Mr. and Mrs. James P. Anderson Stuart & Phyllis Bascomb Sandra Bennett Mrs. Alwyn Berlin Drs. John G.P. and Barbara S. Boatwright Anna M. Boulden Martin Bowen Dr. D. Oliver Bowman and Dr. Robert Sauers Alma & Greg Brown Mr. Wayne L. Burdick Ron & Sue Ciancio Anne & Will Cleveland Mr. & Mrs. Charlie Coe Mr. and Mrs. Jerry A. Cooper Ms. Angela Klehe Creed Ms. Jacqueline P. Cunningham Mrs. James D. Decker Patricia & Robert DeGregorio Phyllis & George Dickinson Ms. Kate Dolan Ms. Donna East Dr. David M. Ellison and Mrs. Julie Ellison Mrs. Mollie C. Fair Mr. Paul Fink Mr. Jeffrey A. Foster Mrs. Susan Friberg Capt. and Mrs. Dean Glace Ms. Sally Haas Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Halsey Col. and Mrs. Frank Hamilton Miss Amanda Jane Hamlett Charles & Celia Hansult Bruce & Nedra Hecker Bernadette & Bert Hefke Paul & Judy Hines Greg Homza and Leah Papay Peter & Judy Hubbard Hans & Rosemarie Hunsch Dr. and Mrs. Julius R. Ivester, Jr. Dr. Donald R. Johnson, II Judith Johnson Dr. Wendell S. Johnson Dr. Elise B Jorgens

Dr. Sola Kim Mr. and Mrs. Orren F. Knauer Mr. Richard A. Kronick Ms. Julie Lamson-Scribner Louise Lancaster and Taki Andriadis Limehouse Produce Co., Inc. James M. Lombard Advised Fund Ross A. Magoulas Louis and Diane Matagrano Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. McDonald Bob & Barbara McKenzie Mrs. Martha McNeil Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence D. Middaugh Dr. Terrence N. Moore Mr. Michael J. Mrlik Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Notari Gene & Jocelyn Notz Ms. Catherine O’Brien James & Brenda Orcutt Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Pagliaro Ms. Michelle Powell John and Madryn Priesing Ms. Lisa Quadrini Ms. Carol Rashbrook Barbara L. Reed and Robert L. Day Mr. and Mrs. Donald Reid Porter Remington and Martha Scharnitzky Mr. and Mrs. William R. Richardson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Rieger, Jr. Robert H. Rohloff Lou & Delores Rosebrock Ms. Nancy Rudy Mr. and Mrs. Victor M. Samra, Jr. Ms. Rosann Scanlon Mr. and Mrs. Gordon D. Schreck Mr. Christian Schwabe Sea Island Systems, Inc. Pamela Simons Herk & Sherry Sims Dr. J. Bryan Smalley & Carol Ann Smalley Mr. and Mrs. William H. Spencer, III Dr. and Mrs. Robert M. Steinberg Mr. and Mrs. Gary A. Tasker Dr. and Mrs. Stan Ullner Ms. Cristina Wasiak Al & Judy Weinrich Ms. Mary Lou Wertz Ms. Elizabeth S. Williams Mr. and Mrs. George W. Williams Dr. Deborah Williamson and Dr. David Garr Dr. and Mrs. William C. Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Workman

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Thank you

to the generous members of our

As a Conductor’s Club Member, your benefits include…

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Listing in the Annual Report and Year-long donor recognition listing in Bravo! Invitations to attend receptions with CSO musicians following the Chamber Orchestra concerts at the Dock Street Theatre Conductor’s Club Membership card Complimentary parking for CSO performances at Sottile Theater Invitation to pre- and post-concert Conductor’s Club receptions throughout the season at Sottile Theater, with CSO musicians and guest artists. Special invitations to Conductor’s Club Cocktails, Chamber Music and Conversation events with CSO musicians in private homes Invitation to attend an exclusive Conductor’s Club “On the Stage” Rehearsal with your CSO musicians VIP ticket concierge service and priority seating when available Discounts for additional paid events, such as the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League’s Revel events Receive an invitation to the CSOL’s® exclusive Benefit Ball

Interested in becoming a Conductor’s Club Member? For more information on giving, contact CSO Development Office at membership@charlestonsymphony.org or (843) 723-7528. All memberships are valid for 12 months from date of gift.

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T I M E TO PL AY Renovations are underway to transform the Gaillard Auditorium into the Gaillard Center – a state-of-the-art performance hall and future home of The Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Join the Gaillard Performance Hall Foundation in supporting a new cultural landmark that will attract artists and audiences alike.

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